Bachelor´s Programme in Biomedicine, 180 ECTS

General requirements are: Swedish secondary school courses: Biology B, Chemistry B, Mathematics D and English B. Alternatively international courses: Biology 2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 3c and English 6. The corresponding English proficiency can normally be shown by an internationally recognized language tests, such as IELTS or TOEFL (or equivalent).

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The Bachelor’s Programme in Biomedicine at the University of Skövde opens for international applicants. From autumn 2015 the study programme in Biomedicine is given completely in English.

Biomedicine is a branch of life sciences

What causes diseases? How can they be diagnosed and prevented? By integrating knowledge from the molecular level with what happens in the body, our programme teaches you to study the human body and homeostasis both as a whole and as an independent system. The knowledge through this programme can provide the basis to create new tools and methods to improve the diagnosis of diseases and develop effective new drugs.

The Biomedicine programme gives you a broad education, from chemistry and medical biochemistry, to cell and human biology, anatomy, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, infection biology, epidemiology and the biomedical basis of diseases.

This is what you learn on the Biomedical programme

During your first year, you study basic courses in biology and chemistry, in order to acquire the necessary knowledge for continued studies and you will get good basic knowledge of how the body of a healthy person works. During your second year, you will study various disease onsets/occurrences, and during your third year you will study how drugs are used to cure diseases. You finish the programme with a final thesis project, which can be carried out either at an academic institution or a pharmaceutical company, in Sweden or abroad. During year two or three you can also choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities. 

Study abroad

International experience and intercultural competence has become very important. A semester or two at a university abroad will increase your chances for an international career or to work for a multinational company. Exchange studies also gives you improved language skills, new perspectives and an international network.

For students at the University of Skövde, there are various options for study abroad, depending on what you study and where you want to go. Students are encouraged to study part of the programme at one of our international partner universities.

If any of our exchange agreement suits you, you are welcome to apply!
The first thing you should do when you are thinking of studying abroad is to contact utlandsstudier@his.se

Further studies and Career opportunities

The Biomedicine programme provides a solid base for further studies at master’s level. After your Bachelor's degree, you can continue your studies with a One-Year Master’s (60 ECTS credits) or a Two-Year Master’s (120 ECTS) in Biomedicine or Systems Biology at the University of Skövde, or another relevant Master’s programme at one of our partner universities or other institutions of higher learning – in Sweden and abroad.

The programme provides a foundation for a career in research, clinical testing, marketing, management or in media/information relating to the field of biomedicine, in an academic setting or in the life science industry.

Application instructions

  • Application deadline: 15 January (online application open between 16 October - 15 January): Open for all international applicants.
  • EU/EEA applicants with completed upper secondary school/high school are advised to apply by 15 January
  • Applicants who need to apply for a visa to study in Sweden must start the Visa application process for your resident permit (if needed)
  • Application deadline: 15 April (online application open between 16 March - 15 April): Open for national and EU/EEA applicants
  • EU/EEA applicants studying in their final year of secondary school/high school must apply in the second application before 15 April

Application and tuition fees

The Swedish Parliament has decided that students from outside the EU/EEA area have to pay application and tuition fees for studying in Sweden.

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

First tuition fee instalment: 65,000 SEK*
Total amount: 390 000 SEK*
* EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.

Free-of-charge courses

We offer "free of charge" courses in Swedish and Swedish culture and society.

Practical information

You can also have a look at www.studyinsweden.se for information about studying in Sweden.

FAQs - Admissions

Where can I find specific admissions information, like deadlines and similar?

The admissions procedure for the entire country of Sweden is administered centrally at a national level, via universityadmissions.se. Applications to our programme, like applications to any other university study programme in Sweden, happen via their website. Once they have established that you pass the general entry requirements, your application is forwarded to us for programme-specific assessment (more information on which below).

For all questions relating to the overall general admissions procedure, such as deadlines and similar, please see the information and contact details available at universityadmissions.se.

I am not from the EU/EEA, can I still apply?

Yes, we are happy to receive applications from anywhere in the world. However, if you do not hold EU or EEA citizenship, then you will be liable for tuition fees.

The university has a limited number of scholarships available for non-EU/EEA students to help offset a proportion of the tuition fees.

Do you have scholarships available?

Apart from the university scholarships, most of which only offset a proportion of the tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students liable to pay them (see the previous question), we do not have any scholarships available from the university.

Although it varies from year to year, and eligibility varies from country to country, the Swedish Institute sometimes offers a limited number of scholarships, which typically cover both tuition fees, a living stipend, and travel costs up to a stipulated amount. For more information, see the scholarship information on the Swedish Institute's website. Unfortunately, we can not answer questions about these particular scholarships, as we are not involved in processing applications for them.

Apart from the above options, your best chance for receiving a scholarship of some sort is probably by applying to relevant instances in your home country.

Can I send my application documents straight to you?

No. As noted above, the admissions procedure for the entire country of Sweden is administered centrally at a national level, via universityadmissions.se. Once they have performed a preliminary assessment of your application, and deemed that it meets the general entry requirements, they will forward your application documents to us, for topic- and programme-specific assessment. After we receive your application, we may be in contact with you, to request further specifications, as and when we deem this to be necessary.

What are my chances of being accepted?

Our internal admissions procedure (once applicants have passed universityadmissions.se's preliminary assessment - see above) for all applications received in time consists of two steps:

  1. An assessment of programme-specific eligibility: whether or not we deem you to have the necessary qualifications to be able to embark on the programme.
  2. A ranking of candidates by academic merit: the higher your grades within relevant topics (and, to a lesser extent, in general), the higher your ranking compared to your applicant peers.

It is impossible, in any given year, to predict where an applicant will place in the ranking undertaken in the second step, since it depends on the amount of applicants that year, and the strength of their individual applications. Eligibility (step 1) is necessary for admission, but does not guarantee it, depending on where one's application ultimately ranks (step 2).

Can I study the programme as a distance-based programme?

No, the programme is only given as a campus-based programme.

Do you have any intake for the spring term?

No, the programme only admits new students for an autumn term intake.

FAQs - Studying in Skövde

Do I need to live in Skövde during term?

There is no formal requirement that you must reside in Skövde, during term or otherwise. You will, however, be expected to be in Skövde for a number of occasions - lectures, seminars, laboratory work, workshops, presentations, exams, etc. Depending on the time of the term, this may vary from several times a week, to only once every couple of weeks. It is up to you to determine from how far away you are comfortable commuting, should you consider such an option.

Can I bring my family to Skövde?

Yes, you can, but please note that you will probably not be eligible for standard student housing if you do. In particular, our student housing landlords will not permit children in the student flats. Therefore, if you intend to come with a partner, any children, and/or any other family members, then it is absolutely imperative that you contact the university accommodation office as soon as possible, so that you aren't denied housing altogether.

How might I go about organizing my own non-student room accommodation?

Our university accommodation office can help give you relevant information (contacts, etc.). Please bear in mind that, unlike many other countries, it is relatively unusual to find furnished flats to rent in Sweden. If you are planning to sort your own accommodation, then be prepared either to bring or to buy all the home essentials: furniture, cutlery and crockery, etc. (Rented flats normally come with white goods - a fridge and freezer, and possibly a dishwasher - and, typically, access to shared laundry facilities).

Can I, or an accompanyng family member, take on extra-curricular employment during my time in Skövde?

Although there is no formal restriction on extra-curricular employment, we do not recommend it, since the amount of effort required to successfully complete the programme is significant. In addition, you should be aware that it can be very difficult to find paid employment in Skövde and the surrounding region, particularly if you do not already speak Swedish relatively fluently.

What is the cost of living in Sweden?

Although Sweden has a historical reputation as a relatively expensive country, it is no longer particularly so, when compared to many other west European countries. More information can be found here.

General requirements are: Swedish secondary school courses: Biology B, Chemistry B, Mathematics D and English B. Alternatively international courses: Biology 2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 3c and English 6. The corresponding English proficiency can normally be shown by an internationally recognized language tests, such as IELTS or TOEFL (or equivalent).

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Want to know more about the programme and how it is to study in Skövde ?

HOMA TAJSHARGHI

Programme Director


+46(0)500-448612
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Ask the Student Counsellor

Malin Westlund

malin.westlund@his.se
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Ask internationalization officer at the department

Ingela Gyllspång

Ph M, Lecturer in Education,
School of Health and Education
ingela.gyllspang@his.se
+46 (0) 500-448269

How to Apply

Open for all international applicants. Make your application through the web portal universityadmissions.se by clicking the apply button on this page. If possible, we will accept late applications until the end of March. We will, however, close the admission for late applications earlier if we can't guarantee that they will be processed in time.

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